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District 52 tourney opens with a bang
PALO ALTO — Opening day for the District 52 Majors Tournament certainly went San Mateo’s way. One of five cities in District 52 to be represented by two teams in the 16-team pool, San Mateo’s squads each scored in double-digits Saturday at Hoover Park. San Mateo National opened the tourney wi...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Pacifica American a different team after historic season
PALO ALTO — Pacifica American isn’t expected to be the juggernaut it was a year ago. Last season — en route to falling one game shy of a trip to the Little League Word Series — P-Town opened the District 52 Majors Tournament with a power-show in walloping Redwood City West 26-0. This year, ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Vision volleyball opens play at junior nationals
Club volleyball teams are supposed to face their toughest challenges at the national championships, but Los Gatos’ Vision Gold 18-1 starts with a particularly grueling test. The club volleyball powerhouse — a team that includes the 2014 Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division MVP Devin Joos out ...
By Terry Bernal Daily Journal Staff FULL STORY
Djokovic back to tennis and focused on Wimbledon
LONDON — After losing in the French Open final, Novak Djokovic wanted nothing to do with tennis. For about a week, anyway. Now, with his opening match at Wimbledon coming Monday on Centre Court, the top-ranked Serb is firmly focused on defending his title. “Took me some time really to recover...
By Chris Lehourites The Associated Press FULL STORY
Madison Bumgarner bullies Rockies as Giants win rubber match
SAN FRANCISCO — With his arm and bat, Madison Bumgarner keeps piling up impressive numbers. Bumgarner hit his eighth career home run and also struck out his 1,000th batter, leading the San Francisco Giants over the Colorado Rockies 6-3 Sunday. The World Series MVP had already singled and scored ...
By Rick Eymer The Associated Press FULL STORY
The beat goes on: Costly A’s errors open door for Royals’ sweep
OAKLAND — Even though Max Muncy hasn’t gotten a lot of opportunities at third base, he knows he should have been better when given the chance. Muncy’s error helped key a three-run inning for Kansas City and the Royals went on to sweep the Oakland Athletics with a 5-3 victory Sunday. Muncy ma...
By Josh Dubow The Associated Press FULL STORY
Carli Lloyd once nearly quit; U.S. sure glad she didn’t
MONTREAL — Carli Lloyd’s career is defined by big moments. The latest came in the U.S. victory Friday over China, with a goal that ultimately sent the Americans through to the semifinals at the Women’s World Cup. Now with goals in consecutive games for the United States, the 32-year-old mi...
By Anne M. Peterson The Associated Press FULL STORY
Bubba Watson captures Travelers title on 2nd playoff hole
CROMWELL, Conn. — Bubba Watson is hard to beat in a playoff. The long-driving lefty made an 8-foot birdie putt on the second extra hole Sunday to outlast Paul Casey for his second Travelers Championship victory. Watson improved to 5-1 in overtime. Casey overcame a three-stroke deficit with five...
By Pat Eaton-Robb The Associated Press FULL STORY
Kyle Busch grabs 1st win of season as comeback rolls on
SONOMA — After two practice sessions at Sonoma Raceway, Kyle Busch spent an evening icing his surgically repaired left foot. He repeated the routine the night before Sunday’s race, all in an effort to minimize pain and give himself the best chance to pick up a much-needed victory. Just five ...
By Jenna Fryer The Associated Press FULL STORY
Justin Gatlin wins 200 with fastest time ever at U.S. championships
EUGENE, Ore. — Moments after crossing the finish line, Justin Gatlin turned to his left and pointed at the clock to make sure everyone noticed what he just did. Hard to miss that time. Somewhere, a certain Jamaican sprinter is no doubt hearing about it, too. Gatlin breezed to the 200-meter title...
By Pat Graham The Associated Press FULL STORY
Sharks still searching for goalie
SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks ended the NHL draft with one of the biggest needs they had entering the weekend: finding a starting goaltender. Instead of acquiring one of the several goalies who changed teams this weekend, the Sharks instead traded the negotiating rights to their former starter A...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Lidstrom strong favorite to headline 2015 Hockey Hall class
Nicklas Lidstrom cherished just being on the ice. The seven Norris Trophies as the best defenseman of his era and four Stanley Cups as a cornerstone of the Detroit Red Wings make him a strong favorite to be elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday in his first year of eligibility. But when Lid...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Mets' Steven Matz has record day at plate in debut
NEW YORK — In an astonishing debut, Steven Matz became the only major league pitcher to drive in four runs in his first career game while leading the Mets to a 7-2 victory over the Reds on Sunday. Pitching about 50 miles from home with a huge cheering section on hand, Matz got three hits and help...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Feldy begins comeback from surgery
Scott Feldman, who had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on May 29, will throw a simulated game early next week in Houston. If that goes well he could go on a rehabilitation assignment....
The Associated Press FULL STORY

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